Xiamen articles

A weekend in Xiamen with the boys

Culture - September 14th, 2012 - Miller Wey - 0 Comments

The islands and coastline that make up the city of Xiamen, once known as Amoy, make for a more relaxed and cleaner escape from China's bigger cities. While there's plenty to do in and around the city to fill in a week-long-or-more holiday in Xiamen, with just a two..

Strange China Attractions: Your China Trip...

Culture - June 18th, 2012 - Miller Wey - 4 Comments

You didn't come all the way here not to see these strange China attractions. Explore a sex museum, see the underwater Great Wall of China and more!

Strange days: Xiamen's magic slope

Culture - December 15th, 2011 - Aimee Groom - 2 Comments

When my buddies and I Shanghai, it's usually with the sole intent of hitting the beach and doing some kitesurfing (though eating some great seafood and soaking up Xiamen's super relaxed vibe is always high on the agenda as well). We've been going kitesurfing in Xiamen..

An urbane five-star "city resort" in the...

Culture - February 1st, 2011 - David Perry - 0 Comments

Just under a year out from its launch in early 2010, Le Méridien Xiamen has established itself as a promising entrant in China's booming luxury hotel scene, bringing a global brand that bespeaks sophistication in all things, but especially the aesthetic pleasures to..

Xiamen's Gulangyu Cafe Culture

Culture - January 28th, 2011 - David Perry - 0 Comments

China, famed for its intricate teahouse culture, is fast developing its own coffee culture. Far beyond the doors of mass-markete Starbucks and Costa outlets in the big cities, China's new generation of coffee lovers is giving rise to countless small cafes where..

Xiamen postcard: Tranquil Gulangyu...

Culture - January 27th, 2011 - David Perry - 0 Comments

With fresh seafood everywhere you look, the car-free lanes and streets of Western concession-era Gulangyu with its curious East-meets-West villas and townhouses, great beaches, the rugged mountains overlooking the sea, and a hearty port-city blend of industry, culture..

A Xiamen Xmas holiday, Part 1: And a...

Culture - January 13th, 2011 - David Perry - 6 Comments

While expat friends returned to their various home countries over the holidays, David, his wife, and their two-year-old daughter headed to Xiamen for a Christmas weekend stay in the new Le Méridien Xiamen. Traveling with a toddler can be difficult under any..

China Travel Interview: Waiting for the...

Culture - November 18th, 2010 - Aimee Groom - 1 Comments

Imagine the thrill of skimming across the water at the speed of the wind, just you and the elements, your arms outstretched as if wakeboarding but there's no boat, no engine. Just the pure force of knots, blowing hard into a giant kite, twenty meters before you...

Kitesurfing in Fujian: Offshore in Xiamen...

Travel - November 5th, 2010 - Aimee Groom - 1 Comments

Our writer takes to the air in her quest for great kitesurfing in Fujian. Even after the road trip to Liu'ao, the comfort of Xiamen isn't far away.

Kitesurfing in Fujian: A Road Trip to...

Culture - October 13th, 2010 - Aimee Groom - 4 Comments

Looking for great kitesurfing in Fujian, our writer took a road trip to Liu'ao and discovered fabulous beaches and China's version of Giant's Causeway.

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